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Ways to Save

Learn how you can lower the overall cost of your
tuition and earn a high-quality degree for less.

Make Your Degree Even More Affordable

On top of Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) already low tuition rates, there are lots of ways to lower the overall cost of your degree. We’re here to show you how.

We'll cover:

  • Credit transfers
  • Military discounts
  • Employer tuition assistance
  • Grants & scholarships
  • Federal Work-Study (FWS)  

Credit Transfers

Thanks to SNHU's generous transfer policy, you can transfer up to:

  • 45 credits toward your associate degree
  • 90 credits toward your bachelor’s degree
  • 12 credits toward your master’s degree

Plus, we offer official transfer credit evaluations free of charge, so you can maximize the work you’ve already done — and save time and money on your way to a degree.

This chart shows how transferring credits to SNHU can reduce your tuition for an online bachelor’s degree:

If you start with... You still need to earn... SNHU Online Tuition Rate Total cost of your degree
30 credits 90 credits x $330 per credit $29,700
45 credits 75 credits x $330 per credit $24,750
60 credits 60 credits x $330 per credit $19,800
75 credits 45 credits x $330 per credit $14,850
90 credits 30 credits x $330 per credit $9,900

Beyond academic college credits, SNHU is also able to accept military credit and experiential credits earned from exams, certifications, training and more. Get further information about transferring credits.

Military Discounts

For nearly 90 years, SNHU has helped military service members reach their goals. We offer many military education benefits, including up to 30% tuition discounts for active duty, National Guard and Selected Reserve, and the spouses of those on active duty.

We accept Tuition Assistance (TA), Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill® benefits, and scholarships for spouses through MyCAA programs. We also proudly participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Employer Tuition Assistance

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Many employers will assist with the cost of your degree in the form of tuition assistance, tuition discounts, or tuition reimbursement – and some might even fund it completely. Since SNHU partners with hundreds of companies across the country, we may be able to help you find your employer and determine if they offer tuition benefits.

Grants & Scholarships

SNHU offers several types of need- and non-need-based grants and scholarships that typically don’t need to be paid back. We also provide access to Scholarship Universe, a tool that creates a customized list of scholarships you could be qualified for. 

To demonstrate need and be considered for a federal grant, it’s important you submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).



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Financial aid comes in many forms. Like scholarships — aka free money.

How to Get a Scholarship
Money for school you don’t need to pay back? Discover where you can find scholarship resources.

Federal Work-Study

If you demonstrate financial need through the filing of the FAFSA, you may qualify for Federal Work-Study (FWS). The program lets you earn money for education expenses through part-time employment, while you develop marketable skills and expand your network.

Set Yourself up for Success

At Southern New Hampshire University, we’re committed to helping you succeed — and not just in your program. Thanks to our Financial Literacy team and their wealth of resources, we hope to help you build healthy financial habits that will last long after graduation.